Book Bingo

BingoOne of my goals this year was to partake in a game of Book Bingo and after a lot of searching and comparisons of various games I have finally settled on one I am going to use. At the moment my intention with Book Bingo is not necessarily to focus only on completing a line or even the whole square, but combine it with my other reading habits and goals and see what happens with the game. I may surprise myself and make Bingo where I was not expecting, and of course it makes my reading selections more adventurous if I have criteria to meet.

Already I know I want to complete more than just a single Book Bingo game this year, there are so many varieties out there for all sorts of challenges and I think after getting the motivation and confidence from completing one I will willingly begin another. It wasn’t until I had finished creating my own Bingo card did I find the great site Oh The Books that offers a range of Book Bingo cards varying in genre and requirements that people have put together. If you are thinking of doing a Book Bingo challenge it might be worth having a look, or even if you are just looking for some more ideas to make your own. Making your own is a good idea if you want to tackle your own shelves of unread books, though even with a premade one it is interesting to discover which books can fall under what category. Also, a simple Google search of Book Bingo will bring up so many options with really creative requirements.

I’ve posted below the one I am planning on following. It is mostly unchanged from the original, I swapped out about six but I have posted the original below. I’ve also added a few more examples underneath of variations that are out there. The options are endless, really. You just need to decide how specific and how you want to approach your reading. I can already think of a few books that fall under each square and I’m actually really looking forward to starting. The only question that remains is how long it will take me to complete a card! If you want to use my card you’re more than welcome to, just link it back :). I’ll be sure to update you all on my progress, especially when I get Bingo!



Original version



Other examples of Book Bingo (Click image for source)






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11 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. maamej
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 19:42:15

    Wow – never heard of book bingo before. I like the one you’ve chosen, good luck with it!



  3. John Mccready-Huntsman
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 19:14:12

    Suggestions for Historical Fiction -anything by Margaret George, brilliant author and her books are extremely well researched. Memoir- Holding the Man by Tim Conigrave (one of my all time favorite books) 🙂



    • Amy
      Jan 30, 2015 @ 15:47:40

      Thanks for the suggestions. I love when historical fiction is done well, I’ve already added Historical Fiction onto my next bingo card so I can read a few of them.



  4. Ashleigh
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 17:20:23

    I’m using the 2015 checklist. Already have a few checked off. Aiming to check off as many as I can!



  5. allvce
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 16:57:46

    Oh my! All of these bingo cards have inspired me to create my own!! So many options!!!!



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